Results for 11/30/2013 – 12/2/2013
Human Events and Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 601 registered South Carolina voters regarding current events, including potential presidential and senate candidates. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The results follow; crosstabs are available upon request.
Of the currently mentioned contenders for the Republican presidential nominee, Mike Huckabee holds a slight advantage among Republican voters at 18%, while Chris Christie holds a small advantage among all voters at 17%. Overall, no clear front-runner has emerged.
Interestingly, on the U.S. Senate seat, respondents preferred Jim DeMint to Senator Lindsey Graham by a 47% to 36% advantage. When asked about having a Tea Party challenger in the Republican primary, respondents were evenly split, with 39% wanting a Tea Party challenger, while 37% do not.
The poll also found widespread disapproval of Obamacare and increasing the debt limit.
Q1: Are you registered to vote? [All responses included are yes]
Q2: If the election for Republican presidential primary were held today, whom would you vote for: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum or Scott Walker?
Q3: If the Republican primary were held today for US Senate, whom would you vote for: Lindsey Graham or Jim DeMint?
Q4: If the Republican primary were held today for US Senate, whom would you vote for: Lindsey Graham, Lee Bright, Richard Cash, Nancy Mace or Bill Connor?
Q5: Would you support a “Tea Party” challenger to Senator Graham?
Q6: Do you support drug testing for welfare benefits, including food stamps?
Q7: Should Senator Graham vote to defund Obamacare?
Q8: Should Senator Graham vote to raise the federal debt limit?
Note: the polls were conducted using automated telephone.